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Cheap Man Cave Holiday Gifts

20 Cheap Holiday Gifts for Your Man Cave

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Ah, the holiday season is upon us. They joy of getting gifts you don’t want or will never use. You know, like the fancy popcorn maker that your in-laws bought for you five years ago that presently sits in your storage area collecting dust, and is only summoned to the real world whenever your in-laws are over. We mean, who really needs a popcorn maker. Does it taste any different than the bag of popcorn you stick in the microwave. It’s popcorn. It all essentially the same. We mean, it’s not steak. We’re not talking about the difference between a steak at Morton’s and a steak at Beefsteak Charlie’s, which you’re familiar with if you grew up in the New York metropolitan area. And it’s not pizza, because you would know the difference between Famous Ray’s and Chucky Cheez. But would you know the difference between two brands of popcorn?

Anyway, back on topic. Do you really want to fill your storage room with unwanted gifts, like Rudolph and the sanctuary of unwanted presents. Rather, we think your Man Cave should essentially have its own holiday season. That is, the Twelve days of Christmas or Eight days of Hannukah, or whatever holiday you celebrate. In fact, you should get either eight or twelve presents for your Man Cave. Or combine them, and get twenty presents for your Man Cave. Or rather practically speaking, you can simply recommend some of the items below to your spouse and family in general. It will save you from feigning excitement whenever you open a present you know you’re not going to like. Yes, you know what we’re talking about. When you garner your inner Pacino, and express how excited you are about getting that coffee mug that says “Best Husband Ever.” Imagine using that at work. We’re sure none of your co-workers would make fun of you, behind your back that is.

But first, to get you in the holiday spirit, here is the classic dinner scene from the 1989 movie, Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase (aka Fletch), which by the way debuted at Number 2 behind Back to the Future, II…

Now that you’re in the holiday spirit, here is our list, in no particular order of ranking, of 20 cheap (under $99) holiday gifts for your Man Cave…

Big Daddy’s Garage LED Sign

Big Daddy LED Sign

WHY BUY THIS? Don’t you want to be affectionally known as “Big Daddy.” C’mon, sure you do. You’ve heard of Big Daddy Warbucks. Well, maybe not, but you’ve heard of the term that essentially is a reference to a person with money. You know, like “look at you, you’re Big Daddy Warbucks.” And we’re sure you’ve seen the Adam Sandler movie, “Big Daddy.” Anyway, this sign is perfect for you and your Man Cave.

Viking Beer Tankard

Viking Beer Tankard

WHY BUY THIS? Because we think you’ll need at least one Viking-themed beer mug in your Man Cave, and this would be a wise choice. It holds 650 milliliters of liquid and since the Metric system never became universally adapted, though you wasted years of your youth learning the metric system, that equates to almost 22 ounces of liquid. That’s almost two 12 ounce beers but substantially less than a Liter of beer. For the record, 1 Litter equals about 34 ounces of liquid. Okay, who cares.

History of Ford Truck Wall Clock

History of Ford Truck Wall Clock

WHY BUY THIS? Though our motto is that “Time Stands Still in a Man Cave,” you will need to know the time so that you don’t miss the kickoff of the third of ten football games you’ll be watching on a fall Saturday in your Man Cave. Okay, you can look at your phone or set an alarm if your real desperate. But that’s no fun. And you want your Man Cave to look good. To impress your friends. So why not have a unique clock hanging from one of your Man Cave walls. And what is more manly than a clock featuring the history of Ford Trucks. You think anyone would put a clock featuring the history of the Toyota Prius in their Man Cave? We know, not you.

Dogs Playing Poker

Dogs Playing Poker

WHY BUY THIS? Ah, dogs playing poker. It is a classic. A must have for somewhere in your Man Cave. Buy it. Frame it. Hang it on your wall. There is also a photo of Dogs Playing Pool that you can hang somewhere in your Man Cave. And not to be inclusive, if you are a cat person, you can purchase the photo of Cats Playing Poker. We love cats as well, because, heck, they are easy to care for. Much easier than kids.

Wine Barrel Dartboard

WHY BUY THIS? Because you need a dartboard in your Man Cave, and why not get one on a wine barrel lid. No need to keep this in a cabinet. Proudly mount it on one of your walls, and shoot darts with your friends while you watch football and drink beer.

Das Boot

Das Boot

WHY BUY THIS? Because this is Das Boot from the great comedy Beerfest starring the comedy troupe Broken Lizard. It’s a must watch if you haven’t seen it yet, which culminates in a beer drinking contest that consists of chugging beer from the Das Boot. Would you rather shotgun a beer or chug a beer from Das Boot? No need to answer that. At least one of these, or maybe a matching pair, belong in your Man Cave, though we don’t recommend having any beer chugging contests. You’re too old for that.

Guinness Double Sided Pub Sign

Guinness Double Sided Pub Sign

WHY BUY THIS? Because you need a Guinness sign somewhere in your Man Cave so that you can enjoy a pint of Guinness as you stare glowingly at this sign. A quick history lesson. Arthur Guinness, not Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, started brewing ales in 1759 at the St. James Gate Brewery, Dublin. He started selling the dark beer porter in 1778. Ok, that’s all you need to know. And how about the Green Guinness Ceramic Tankard. Take a look. It will make your home bar feel complete.

Hans Solo in Carbonite

Hans Solo Wall Poster

WHY BUY THIS? Because it’s Hans Solo in carbonite. You remember, prior to getting frozen in carbonite, Princess Leila tells him she loves him, and he simply responds, “I know.” If he wasn’t about to get frozen in carbonite, she might’ve cut off his…well, you know what we’re referring too. Imagine responding to your spouse in that manner. But we digress, this belongs in your Man Cave. Again, it’s Hans Solo.

Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser

Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser

WHY BUY THIS? Do you really just want to pour your favorite liquor straight from the bottle. That’s no fun. We think you’d rather have some fun with your liquor, uh, while you pour it.  And for under $40, you can purchase this unique gas pump liquor dispenser. We want two for our Man Cave. You know, one to fill with some Bulleit and the other with some Jack…

The Night Prohibition Ended

Speakeasy Celebration of The Night Prohibition Ended and repeal of the 18th Amendment

WHY BUY THIS? This is mandatory for your Man Cave. Hey, it even specifically states that it is great décor for your Man Cave. Okay, now you have to buy it. Seriously, why not have a picture of folks in a Speakeasy celebrating the repealing of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which lasted thirteen years. A substantial amount of your adult life without having easy access to alcohol. Of course, there were Speakeasy’s or you could have moved to New York, which refused to enforce prohibition. We also suggest including this Vintage Prohibition Sign in your Man Cave.

Famous Gangster Mug Shots Set

famous gangster mugshot set

WHY BUY THIS? Do you want to do a shot of Tequila in a regular old shot glass? Or a shot of Tequila in a shot glass with a mugshot of John Dillinger, which includes a brief biography in case you didn’t know who he was. The other five Hall of Fame Gangsters included in this shot glass collection are Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone, John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, and Lucky Luciano. You can also could consider these 50 Caliber Shot Glasses or this 12 Gauge Shot Glass Set. We’re sure any of these would get good use in your Man Cave.

Barndoor Bartender Cabinet

Barndoor Bartender Cabinet with tools

WHY BUY THIS? Because this has all the necessary tools for the home bartender such as yourself and comes with a classic cabinet that can either sit atop your home bar or be mounted on the wall behind it. Or wherever you’d like to put it. It includes a cocktail shaker and a muddler, so can muddle stuff. We mean, do you need anything else?

Fletch Lakers Photo

Fletch Lakers Photo

WHY BUY THIS? Because it’s Irwin M. Fletcher. Simply know as Fletch. He’s Frieda’s boss. Also known as Poon, or John Cocktostan, which is Scotch Romanian, or Dr. Babar, with two B’s, but not “right next to each other.”  And “Well, I’m not sure that’s even a crime anymore, there’ve been a lot of changes in the law.” Fletch could be one of the most quotable movies ever. We mean, are you “using the whole fist, Doc?” and “whew…ever serve time, Doc.”  Moon River. Okay, we’re done. Just find somewhere to put Fletch in your Man Cave.

Spinning Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses

spinning bourbon glass set

WHY BUY THIS? Because this are rocks glasses that you can use to drink your fine bourbon, scotch, vodka, or rum. And the glasses have “a semi-round ball at the bottom to keep the glass spinning.” A spinning glass? What will they think of next.

Bigfoot Thinker Statute

Bigfoot Thinker Statute

WHY BUY THIS?  You’re asking yourself why would I put this in my Man Cave. This belongs outside in a garden. But here us out. Clemson football players rub Howard’s rock before the game for luck. Notre Dame football players touch the “Play Like a Champion, Today” sign before heading to the field. So, we think you need some kind of tradition for your Man Cave. You know, you can hang a sign that says, “Watch TV Like a Champion, Today.” But we think Bigfoot, who is as legendary as the Jersey Devil, would be more suited for a Man Cave. Something you can rub for good luck every time you enter your Man cave or before a big game that you’ll be watching, not playing in. It should be a tradition. Oh, and another option for your Man Cave is this Dungeon Gargoyle Gothic Statute. Or, and we think this is a must for your Man Cave, a Laughing Buddha Statute.

1940’s Diner Menu Sign

1940's Diner Menu Sign

WHY BUY THIS? Because you need something retro for your Man Cave and why not a menu dating from the 1940s. And you can dream about purchasing a cheeseburger for a mere $0.55. Well, factoring in inflation, a cheeseburger at this establishment in 1945 would cost $8.58 today. So maybe it wasn’t that cheap. Seriously, here is the Inflation Calculator.

Vintage Car Whiskey Decanter Set

Vintage Car Whiskey Decanter Set

WHY BUY THIS? Because it’s a cool looking whiskey decanter. We mean, you don’t even need to use it as a decanter. Just stick it somewhere in your Man Cave, maybe on top of your home bar.  Seriously, you can use it merely to hold your favorite bottle of bourbon or whiskey.

The Holy Grail

Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail

WHY BUY THIS?  Have you seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Well, we’ve seen it about 47 times, which in our opinion, is the best of the four Indiana Jones movies. In case you need a “refresher course” (uh, Fletch) or if you were born after 1985, Indiana, or Junior as he called by his Dad, is in search of his father, who disappeared while looking for the Holy Grail, which is supposed to give eternal life to those who sip from it. In the movie, though, it only offers immortality for those who do not leave the temple where its located. Hey, imagine if you had the opportunity for immortality as long as you never left your Man Cave. We think you need two Holy Grail’s for your Man Cave. Just in case one breaks.

Pool Shark Art

pool shark canvas wall art

WHY BUY THIS? Because you need some art in your Man Cave. Well, maybe not. But this pool shark canvas wall art will look cool in your Man Cave. And it’s inexpensive. It’s by Lucia Heffernan, a graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design. And her work revolves around giving animals a voice and a personality while colliding them with human sensibilities. And if you have a fascination with sharks, take a look at Shark Stuff for your Man Cave. You can also consider this colorful Shark Wall Art for your basement bar area. Take a look.

All A Cowboy Needs Canvas Art

All a Cowboy Needs Canvas Art

WHY BUY THIS? Because, seriously, what more do you want hanging from your Man Cave wall. It can’t get more manly than this. A cowboy on his horse with Man’s best friend. We mean, we guess if he was swinging a lasso than it could get more manly than this. But this works for us. Or you can consider the Cowboy Gazing Down at his Faithful Dog for one of your Man Cave walls.

Final Thoughts

Here is your chance to avoid being the recipient of a “bad gift.” Take some of these product ideas and make sure you add them to your wish list and of course, distribute your wish list to all the potential gift-givers, such as spouse, kids, in-laws, friends, co-workers, neighbors, distant relatives, etc. Happy Holidays!

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